(Closed) satin dresses on sunny days? or for outdoor weddings?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
23607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Ronneykay: I can’t foresee it being too much of a problem in terms of shine. What I might worry about for you would be the weight of satin gowns.  In phoenix you could be sweating bullets!

Post # 4
Member
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@pengoala:Agree! Satin is hot!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wouldn’t worry about it being shiny in the sun – it’ll be way more shiny at night with a camera flash! Satin is lovely, just look at how heavy it is if it is summer. I love the sheen of my satin dress but I made sure to get a very lightweight one because I am getting married in summer. So yes, it is possible to get a summer-appropriate satin wedding dress (you can also check charmeuse for similar sheen and lightweight). Mine is going to be the Madison Marie but there are other even beach wedding dresses that use lightweight satin fabric 🙂

Post # 6
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I agree with the PP’s.  I married in St. L last July, which was a very warm day (I believe it was 92 AND quite humid).  When I look back at photos, I don’t see a problem with the shimmer due to the satin.  However, I do recall the satin becoming quite heavy and hot!  The ceremony was held indoors, but we were outdoors for quite some time taking photos.  While waiting for the shuttle bus/limo to pick us up I remember becoming quite thirsty and little irritable.  The only suggestion I have is to make sure someone has a cold beverage for you and maybe one of those fans to keep you cool, if needed.  I also became quite warm when dancing the night away, but that’s to be expected.  Best wishes deciding! 

Post # 8
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@Ronneykay:  You’re welcome! Glad our advice helped!  Keep us posted on the gown you choose.

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